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Matt S Yoon

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Partner Education: American University Washington College of Law, 1999, JD, Articles editor, American University Law Review; University at Albany, State University of New York, 1994, BA, Philosophy and English Professional career: Matthew Yoon is a partner in Dentons’ Capital Markets practice. He leads a team that covers the key areas of federal and state regulatory compliance for residential mortgages and consumer finance. Matt regularly counsels national mortgage lenders, servicers, Wall Street institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, loan fulfilment providers and diligence companies on all aspects of federal and state consumer credit regulation, including the numerous recent changes that were instituted by The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On the federal level, these laws include the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as regulations issued by agencies such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development/Federal Housing Administration (HUD/FHA), Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Matt also address issues related to privacy and consumer reporting matters under the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and federal preemption issues. On the state level, Matt counsels clients on laws including state licensing statutes, anti-predatory lending laws, "doing business" qualification statutes, and other state statutes that substantively govern consumer and commercial lending products.

Career

Matthew Yoon is a partner in Dentons’ Capital Markets practice. He leads a team that covers the key areas of federal and state regulatory compliance for residential mortgages and consumer finance. Matt regularly counsels national mortgage lenders, servicers, Wall Street institutions, hedge funds, private equity funds, loan fulfilment providers and diligence companies on all aspects of federal and state consumer credit regulation, including the numerous recent changes that were instituted by The Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. On the federal level, these laws include the Truth in Lending Act (TILA), the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as regulations issued by agencies such as the Department of Housing and Urban Development/Federal Housing Administration (HUD/FHA), Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Matt also address issues related to privacy and consumer reporting matters under the Graham-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB), and the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and federal preemption issues. On the state level, Matt counsels clients on laws including state licensing statutes, anti-predatory lending laws, "doing business" qualification statutes, and other state statutes that substantively govern consumer and commercial lending products.

Education

Education: American University Washington College of Law, 1999, JD, Articles editor, American University Law Review; University at Albany, State University of New York, 1994, BA, Philosophy and English


United States: Finance

Financial services regulation

Within: Financial services regulation

Aided by an extensive global network, Dentons’ ‘extremely intelligent’ Giorgio Bovenzi leads the firm’s offering for handling global credit risk management for major financial institutions. Bovenzi has a ‘comprehensive understanding of both the industry and the related legal issues’ and is ‘able to reconcile common law legal concepts and continental law legal concepts in a practical manner’. The other discrete part of the firm’s financial services regulatory offering is the consumer finance practice which is co-headed by Matthew Yoon and John Holahan. Both Yoon and Holahan are particularly well-versed at handling regulation relating to the primary and secondary residential mortgage markets and provide ongoing regulatory work to Citibank’s mortgage trading and underwriting desks on Wall Street in connection with the management of billions of dollars of financing line and residential mortgage assets. Other consumer finance regulatory clients include Barclays, Nomura and JPMorgan Chase.

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